Samsung has begun to tease the release of the Galaxy S9 with a series of videos. The flagship phone, looks to incorporate some incremental changes; with most of the teasers drawing attention to its camera’s capabilities.
The first of the three videos show a base jumper jumps off a cliff and we see the video slows down to a crawl. Perhaps confirming reference to the previously reported 480fps recording capability of the new ISOCELL camera module.
The power of the new variable lens with f/1.5-2.4 aperture is clearly shown in the second video. The scene with the deer brightens up considerably even in the dark. This is thanks to the wider aperture that lets in more light into the lens, resulting in brighter images even in low-light situations.
Samsung seems to be following in the footsteps of Apple, as the last video clearly shows its take on Animojis. The model in the video goes through different facial expression, culminating in a 3D render of his face in the final frame.
That said, this more likely to show off the facial recognition capabilities of the Galaxy S9. The video still doesn’t shed much light on this new feature, with speculation centering on a combination of iris scanner and facial mapping being used for security purposes.
Samsung will be launching the new Samsung Galaxy S9 at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona on 25 February. Stay tuned for more coverage on the new Samsung models.